Webinar: The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics and Reading

Nation's Report Card
Alliance for Excellent Education
November 17, 2011
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The nation’s fourth- and eighth-grade students posted the highest average mathematics scores ever on the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as “The Nation’s Report Card.” Scores in reading were mixed; average scores were up slightly for eighth graders, but remained unchanged for fourth graders.

Even with the improvement, large achievement gaps remain between white students and students of color in both grades and both subjects. Additionally, one-third of fourth graders and nearly one-quarter of eighth graders continue to read below the Basic achievement level on the Nation’s Report Card.

What were the other key findings from the Nation’s Report Card? What can be done to close unacceptable achievement gaps and increase achievement levels of all students?

On Wednesday, November 30, from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (ET), the Alliance for Excellent Education will hold a webinar examining these questions as well as those posed by webinar viewers.  Click below to register.

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